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Ruth - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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BA SCORE
81
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571 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 571
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 35
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A light and refreshing American Ale, made with pale malt and crystal hops. She was inspired by my Mother's Mother, Granny Ruth because of her love and support. Don't be Ruthless. Have one on Granny.

40 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001)
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Reviews by RickS95:
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RickS95

Indiana

2.48/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's not ugly, but doen't really look the style. Had I not seen it was a pale ale, I'd guess this to be a wit. The pour is a milky golden yellow. Very hazy. The head is a macro looking white. Very carbonated looking head, but the lacing is nice.

Same as the look. Not unattractive, just doesn't smell like a pale ale. Lots of malt and yeast on the nose, with some flowers and honey. The hops don't shine at all.

I get lots of yeast, think pepper. Kind of a biscuity flavor (yeast). Whatever hops are in there, it doesn't seem to be the citrus kind because there's not even a hint of pine or Hawaiian fruit.

I don't care for the thick, almost chewy feel. Normally I'd appreciate it, but that would be in stouts or strong Belgians, not in pale ales. This is full and earthy with an astrigent bitter finish.

This misses the mark. I've been interested in Adam and Fred, but was only able to get this from a friend near Portland. I was excited. Now I'm disappointed. The look is wrong, the smell is wrong, it doesn't taste good and it feels worse.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 02:39:59 | More by RickS95
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Ruth from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
81 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.